Exiled Free-French leader General Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970, left) dining with British liaison officer Major-General Sir Edward Spears (1886 - 1974), London, September 1940. The pair left France together in Spears' aircraft on 17th June 1940. Original publication: Picture Post - 375 - General de Gaulle - unpub.
French soldiers resting in a shelter of the Maginot Line defence system. France, January 1940
German soldiers taking French soldiers of African origin prisoner during the Battle of France, June 1940. The invasion started on 10th May 1940 and German forces arrived in an undefended Paris on 14th June.
A destroyed French aircraft hanger after a Stuka attack, One of a series of stereo photographic cards supplied with the book Der Kampf im Westen, The photographs, which were passed by the German High Command, show the Wehrmachts advance through France and the Benelux countries in 1940.